The stunning five "Cinque Terre" coastal villages... - Secret World

Portovenere SP, Italia

Mikaela kelly
by Mikaela kelly


The five Cinque Terre coastal villages to the north are better known, but are also increasingly overrun, making Portovenere (not unlike a sixth Cinque Terre village – but, crucially, with no railway access) a pretty and far more peaceful option, according to Tim Jepson. Portovenere, a small town,is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Italy. In 1997 Portovenere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is famous for its beautiful places: old castle, houses, churches and picturesque islands with numerous caves.